A Community Protection Notice can be issued to stop a business, organisation or person over the age of 16 committing anti-social behaviour which spoils the community's quality of life. It can be used to deal with particular on-going problems or nuisances which negatively impact on or affect the community, by targeting those responsible. It can cover a wide range of anti-social behaviours and can be used against a wide range of perpetrators.
A criminal behaviour order may be issued against a person who has been convicted of an offence to tackle the most persistently anti-social individuals who are also engaged in criminal activity. Breach of the order is a criminal offence.
The council can apply for a Criminal Behaviour Order against seriously antisocial individuals. The order can be applied for on conviction for any criminal offence in any criminal court. A Criminal Behaviour Order can also require perpetrators to address the underlying causes of their behaviour, such as substance misuse, alcohol abuse or anger management.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of criminal damage to residential property in the local area.
Permission from local authorities will be needed for the closure of roads to allow sporting events or parades to take place.
A Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) places restrictions on public drinking in areas where communities have experienced alcohol related disorder or nuisance. Designating a 'public place' provides the police with powers to require the surrender of alcohol and containers from people who are over 18 years old.
The local authority provides support and assistance to residents who are victims of a crime such as homophobic crime, racist crime, or general crime committed in their home or whilst in the vicinity of their home. If the resident is a council tenant and the council are unable to resolve the problem they may offer the tenant the chance of being re-housed in a different area.
The council work with tenants to ensure the safety of all council housing estates. They will address issues of nuisance and harassment and ensure all areas are well lit and secured (entry doors etc.).
The local authority will provide support and assistance to local residents who are victims of harassment, anti-social behaviour and noise and nuisances and where necessary take appropriate actions in conjunction with other agencies (police etc.).
In certain circumstances, premises that are associated with anti-social behaviour such as noise nuisance, drug dealing or disorder can be temporarily closed by local authorities and authorised Environmental Health Officers for a period of 24 hours.
Public Space Protection Orders specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area, such as alcohol bans or putting up gates.